Project 8 : Blue Ribbon Foundation
Blue Ribbon Foundation (Sininauhasäätiö)
Sininauhasäätiö (Blue Ribbon Foundation) defends the rights of the people in the weakest position, for example homeless people, and people with drug or mental health issues. The goal of Sininauhasäätiö is to lower the amount of homelessness, strengthen the drug and mental health services, and assist our clients towards being a part of the society. Our Christian values can be seen in our way of encountering our clients: we believe in human dignity and meeting people with respect. Sininauhasäätiö is working with housing first -principle: everyone has a right to one’s own home, with his own door with his own name.. For 60 years Sininauhasäätiö has given thousands of homeless people a home, regardless of drug, economic, or mental health problems or criminal history.
Your work as a volunteer
Sininauhasäätiö offers various kinds of volunteer work amidst the homeless, immigrants, or the otherwise disadvantaged ones. We offer introduction to your work, education, regular volunteer meetings, necessary support during your work, and also recreational activities. At the end you will receive a volunteering certificate and vast amounts of new experience.
As a volunteer in this project you help in day centers by meeting homeless people, play games with them, listen and give time and care and help in the kitchen. You can volunteer as a support person for our customers, help in sorting donated clothes, help in events and fundraising campaigns ,translate in the tasks with the new immigrants, help in cooking groups, write stories or blogs, send pictures in our social media and many other things. We want that our volunteers do things which gives them great feeling. That’s why we want to find the most suitable tasks for you. We are always also open for your ideas.